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Does the Bay Delta Conservation Plan "Wisely Use the Waters of These Mountains"?

Does the Bay Delta Conservation Plan "Wisely Use the Waters of These Mountains"?

The Bay Delta Conservation Plan hasn't been in the news much lately because its creators have taken it out of sight while they try to fix flaws exposed during the public comment period.  That sounds like a good idea, but unless big changes are mad...

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Shake IT!!!

Oct 17, 2014
Shake IT!!!

For those who regularly follow my blog and have been wondering where my posts have been . . . they have been in my head.  I have some great material and am hoping for a rainy winter in Northern California for me to do a bit of writing (and whitewa...

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"California’s First Lady of Water"


Here's a change of pace--an article not about water, at least not directly, but about a "Wife. Mother. Widow. Politician. Water warrior. Role model. California’s First Lady of Water."

She was Pauline Davis, who served in the California Assembly from 1953 through 1976, and from 1960 to 1966 was the sole woman in the 120-member Legislature. 

To...

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When Scott Met Julie, a Love Story Writ Large on the Long Bridge

When Scott Met Julie, a Love Story Writ Large on the Long Bridge


I set out to take pictures of the Sutter Buttes, but got a late start and then frittered away my time in the shadows of the buttes at the Long Bridge.  That’s the name it goes by, although Bridgehunter.com shows the alternative name of Old Sutter Bypass Bridge.


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From Whine to Wine at the Abbey of New Clairvaux

From Whine to Wine at the Abbey of New Clairvaux


Under a bright, blue sky, the scenery was relentlessly morbid.  Fields parched by the valley’s long, hot summer.  Creek bottoms bare, brown scars in the face of the earth.  No photographs here.   I’d posted enough pictures of the drought.

I drove through hills to the west of the valley and into Paskenta.  Yards sported...

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"Extraordinary Images of the Devastating Drought in the West"

See striking photos of the worst of the drought (so far) in an article in the Daily Mail (U.K.).  (Note:  "Rye Path" should be Rye Patch.)***

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Forest Fire Smoke returns to Lake Tahoe

Forest Fire Smoke returns to Lake Tahoe

The King Fire smoke cloud.The smoke that rolled in on Sunday may stick around through Monday. The wind is pushing smoke up from the King Fire in El Dorado County east of Pollock Pines. CalFire and the U.S. Forest Service say the fire has burned 3,900 ...

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Road Cycling events at Lake Tahoe this September

Road Cycling events at Lake Tahoe this September



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